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Cathy Healthy Living Professional

San Francisco, California
My name is Cathy Wilson and I had RNY Lap gastric bypass surgery in 2001. I've lost 147 pounds. In addition, I also lost my diabetes, GERD, sleep apnea, and arthritic conditions of my joints and spine. I went from a size 26, 3x to a size 4. Weight loss and maintenance, and behavioral health are my... Full Bio
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Shrink Your Body; Expand Your Insides by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I had a dentist appointment and I get high anxiety from going to the dentist.  To assist in drowning out the sounds of the drill and to calm my anxiety, I brought my iPod.  ... Read on »
The Kitchen is Closed by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I have been a night-time eater.  Eating at night has always been a thing for me.  Before surgery and even now as well.  Eating at night is not healthy but also doesn’t allow ... Read on »
Non-Scale Victories (NSV) by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss How do you define weight loss success?  For the majority of us, it is seeing that needle on the scale progressively moving down in numbers.  Is that the only way to measure ... Read on »
Build Your Weight Loss Muscle by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Have you ever felt so strong in your healthy habits and lifestyle that you don’t crave or even think about eating off track or neglecting your exercise?  If so, you’ve been ... Read on »
Pop Quiz - Describe You by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Are you ready?  Pop Quiz!!! Get out a pen and a piece of paper.  Ready?  I want you to write down 10 adjectives that you would use to describe yourself to me.  For purpos ... Read on »
Know Your Triggers by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I went to Wal-Mart yesterday and there they were.  The cute Girl Scouts selling their cookies.  As expected, they sweetly asked me if I’d like to buy some Girl Scout cookies ... Read on »
Your Gremlin by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Did you know that you have a Gremlin?  You do!  All of us have Gremlins.  A Gremlin is the voice inside you that is the running voice that tells you that you are not enough, ... Read on »
What Do You Think About All Day? by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Have you ever paid attention to what you think about throughout your day?  What occupies the thoughts that play through your head.  There is so much truth in the saying that ... Read on »
Spend Your Time Wisely by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss We budget and plan our finances wisely.  We give thoughtful consideration to the income we make and the expenses we spend our money.  In this economy, even more planning and ... Read on »
If only…. by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss If only, if only, if only…..ever hear yourself saying that.  If only I hadn’t regained weight.  If only I had reached my goal.  If only I stayed on track.  You “if only” you ... Read on »
Lesson From The Other Side of Overeating by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss As I’ve written before, I believe that moderation is part of being on track.  What that means to me is that occasionally we’ll have a day that isn’t completely indulgent but ... Read on »
How To Say “NO” by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Do you have a difficult time saying “no” to someone?  Some people make it very difficult to say “no” to.  After you say “yes” when you want to say “no,” how do you feel abou ... Read on »
You Can GROW by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss How are you coming along with your resolutions that you made?  If you’ve set goals rather than resolutions, how are they going?  If you need to refocus your goals or resolut ... Read on »
Who Are Your Enemies? by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Do you have enemies?  If so, who are they?  Make a list.  Hopefully that list isn’t long!!  The reason I ask this question is to really see if you are among your enemies.  S ... Read on »
Eating Triggers by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss The talk in the media a few months ago is that Oprah has regained weight, Jessica Simpson has added a few pounds and other celebs fight the fight that the rest of us do with ... Read on »
What Do You Feed Yourself? by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I spent a quality day kicking back with my family. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed being together. My heart was truly very full.  We didn’t go to Disneyland, Sea Worl ... Read on »
Weight Loss Through the Lessons From Failure by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Successful people don’t believe in failure.  They see mistakes as opportunities to learn and create new strategies to help them reach their goals and success.  For many of u ... Read on »
Cloudy or Clear? by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Have you ever noticed how different your mind and thinking are when you’re on track with your eating and exercise?  I sure have.  I went through a few days of making some un ... Read on »
Prescription for Weight Loss Success and Maintenance by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Although what we eat is an important component of our weight loss success and maintenance, so is cornerstone of a strong foundation which is exercise.  The goal for all of u ... Read on »
Maximize Energy; Minimize Weight by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss We focus on our goals of losing weight and maintenance.  Another focus needs to be on our energy.  Losing weight is something that happens as a benefit of improving your ene ... Read on »